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An AMBER Alert has been issued for 14-year-old Nicole Hall of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, who police say is in extreme danger.
The teen is believed to be in the company of Christopher Rider, 27, and Charles Krafft, 21.
Authorities believe Rider, a registered sex offender in the state, is armed and dangerous.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Hall Is an ‘Endangered Missing Juvenile’
Police issued an Amber Alert for Hall on December 20, stating that she is an “endangered missing juvenile,” and asked for the public’s assistance in the case.
Hall was described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 104 pounds. She has brown eyes and her hair is of a dark blond to brownish color.
The teen was last seen in the Lewisburg area Monday morning, according to a post on the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page. The department asked for the public’s assistance in locating Rider and Krafft, who are wanted in connection with Hall’s disappearance.
The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department asks that anyone with in information as to the girl’s whereabouts contact Sgt. Gary Workman of the Greenbrier Sheriff’s Department at (304) 647-7911, or by calling 911.
Authorities ask that if you come into contact with either Rider or Krafft that you “do not attempt to approach or apprehend these subjects,” but instead contact your local law enforcement agency.
2. Rider Is a Convicted Sex Offender & Is Thought to be ‘Armed & Dangerous’
The Greenbrier Sheriff’s Department believe Hall to be in “extreme danger,” stating that she is believed to be in the company of Rider, a convicted sex offender and parole absconder.
Authorities said the man is believed to be armed and dangerous, and noted that Krafft may also be with the two.
3. Police Believe the 3 Could be Headed to Florida or California
State police believe Hall may be headed to either California or Florida with the suspects.
They are believed to be travelling in a silver sedan, according to WSAZ.
4. A Former Friend Said She Isn’t ‘Surprised’ Rider Would Be Involved With the Case
A former friend of Rider’s said while the news of him being involved doesn’t surprise her, she does not believe the man would hurt Hall.
“Chris used to be my bud,” Bree Kirsten Lewis said on Facebook. “But Im not surprised he did this. He’s done some pretty bad stuff to me. I don’t think he’d really hurt her though. I hope they are ALL okay.”
“Omg I know him,” Kristen Shardae Nobel wrote. “Went to school with him and dated for about a month in high school but he became obsess and stalker so I broke it off! Hope they find him and this poor girl is safe and ok!” It is not clear if the woman was referring to Rider or Krafft.